Imhotep Gary Byrd Guide to Black events

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 4/19/2013, 10:33 a.m.
Imhotep Gary Byrd Guide to Black events


  • UniverSoul Circus is in Brooklyn now through Sunday, April 28. Get your tickets at www.universoulcircus.com.


  • "42," the story of the legendary Jackie Robinson. Appearing at a theater near you.
  • The U.K.-created documentary "Kickin it With the Kinks," an insightful film about hair within the global Black community, makes its first showing in the U.S. on Sunday., April 21, at the Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Ave. at 123rd Street in Harlem at 3 p.m. For more info, please call 866-696-8233 or visit www.kickinkinksnyc.eventbrite.com.
  • April 19-25, ArtMattan Films and newly opened three-screen movie theater Mist Cinema in Harlem (46 West 116th St.) present "Return to Goree," starring Youssou N'Dour, a Senegalese singer who is now minister of culture in Senegal; "Lovers Rock," a film about Black social dance; and "Filling the Gap," highlighting contributions of African immigrants and African-Americans to U.S. history prior to the Civil War. Call 212-864-1760 or email info@africanfilm.com. More info is also available at www.AfricanFilm.com.
  • The New York African Film Festival salutes master Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene and the first generation of African filmmakers. The festival is passing the baton to a new generation of African visual storytellers. It runs through April and May and takes place at Columbia University's Institute of African Studies, Maysles Cinema Institute and BAMcinematek. For complete film festival information, visit www.FilmLinc.com.


  • The Adelaide Sanford Institute presents a pivotal exhibition, "Courage: The Black New York Struggle for Quality Education," curated by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, held at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, from April through May 3. The pictorial display spans more than three centuries of how Black New Yorkers have strived to provide quality education for their children. Call 800-850-6353 or visit www.sanfordinstitute.org.
  • A citywide rally to support the ongoing struggle for justice and reparations for the "Central Park Five" will be held on Saturday, April 20, at noon--one day after the 24th anniversary of their arrests. Assemble at the Central Park entrance on Malcolm X Boulevard at 110th Street at 1 p.m. For info and endorsements, call 718-398-1766.

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